Student Career Resources | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Student Career Resources

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Before you venture out into the work world, you need to know the basics.

CourseLink resource site

Attending workshops, creating a powerful resume, writing an engaging cover letter and preparing for an interview will all help put you on the road to success. Visit The Business Career Development Centre Resource Portal on CourseLink for access to career resources to help you reach your career potential!

You will find the following resources on CourseLink:

  • Vault. An online portal that provides insights on employers, including information on organizational culture, job opportunities, the interview process, and feedback from students who are currently working there.
  • Highlighted job opportunities. Search through job postings that are relevant to you. All postings link to the Recruit Guelph website.
  • Links to job search tools. Find the websites that post the jobs that best fit your major and skill set.
  • Resume and cover letter resources. Templates and checklists will help you create a winning job application.
  • Interview tips. Your application got you in the door, now learn how to conduct yourself in your job interview.
  • LinkedIn profile tips. More than 90% of employers look at LinkedIn profiles. Learn how to make yours stand out.
  • Upcoming events. Gain new career insights and skills through the events hosted by the Business Career Development Centre. They are tailored to business students.
  • Lynda.com. A video-based training library where users can access online learning modules to build specific skills and achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Business cards. Have your contact information ready for when you meet a great professional contact.
  • Information on Co-operative Education. Gain work experience before you graduate by adding Co-operative Education to your Bachelor of Commerce

Highered EFMD Global Talent Portal

Interested in working abroad? If you are a current student or new graduate with an official University of Guelph email address, check out the European Foundation for Management Development’s (EFMD) Global Talent Portal. This online service provides access to business-specific international opportunities from organizations that are accredited by EFMD. 

Professional associations

Professional associations seek to further specific professions. Many of them also act as regulatory bodies for certain professional designations.